How to Wear the Sneaker Trend

June 27, 2016

I love the sneaker trend. I mean, what woman doesn’t want comfy shoes to be all the rage? Even as a fashion obsessed person, I have wondered how to wear the sneaker trend. Somehow it seems like a cool girl look I cannot quite achieve, so I did some research (aka Pinterest searching). Thankfully KicksUSA gave me the opportunity to test my theories with these awesome floral Nike sneakers. I mean, how cool are they?! I’d been wanting a pair of Adidas, but when I saw these I knew they were the ones. KicksUSA has a great selection (men’s and kid’s included). They are also giving my readers a 10% discount. Just use the code “STRAIGHTASTYLE2016” at checkout. It seems like these never go on sale, so this is a great chance to snag a fun pair to try the trend or a new workout pair.ย Here are some easy tips on how toย wear the sneaker trend.

  1. Don’t over think it. Add sneakers to any outfit without worrying whether or not they “go.” Part of the trend is that people are wearing them with everything. I had to remind myself of this.
  2. The majority of times I have seen sneakers done well, the outfit itself isn’t over the top. Think basic items with the fashionable part being the shoes.
  3. Do the unexpected. My personal favorite way to style sneakers is with a dress or skirt. It’s the opposite pairing of casual and dressy that makes it cool.
  4. The “stylish” sneakers seem to have some white coloring and the more flat, skater look. I’m linking some great options below. Stay away from styling your running sneakers this way, and buy a pair purposely for casual wear.

P.S. This polka dot dress is so perfect for summer and only $22. I love the shoulder tie detail. Also, I grabbed these white sunnies for $5 on a whim, and I think I regret it. Nothing like blog pictures to let you know whether or not you made the right style decision.

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How to Wear the Sneaker Trend

Floral Nike Sneakers c/o KicksUSA // Dress c/o Choies // White Tassel Bag: Rebecca Minkoff via Shopbop // Bracelet Stack c/o Kendra Scott

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  • Reply Jane Fitfabfun June 27, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Love this super chic look! The way you styled those sneakers are simply amazing!
    xo, Jane

  • Reply Kasie Chelanne June 27, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Oh my gosh your sneakers are FABULOUS! I never would have thought to pair them with another print but they look so perfect with your polka dot dress acting as a neutral. Gorgeous outfit Amy!

  • Reply Kelsey & Kenecha June 27, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    I love your sneakers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Rosie Nikci June 27, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I love how you styled not only the sneakers but the mixed print as well.

    Life is just Rosie

  • Reply Lyddiegal June 27, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    Florals are definitely a fun way to participate in the sneaker trend! I love comfortable footwear, though often not quite as much as I love the look my heels!
    Chic on the Cheap

  • Reply beautygirl24 June 27, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I’m not much of a sneaker girl anymore but I love these on you! So unexpected with that dress. You always get me to think about style in a new way

  • Reply Threads for Thomas June 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve recently become a big fan of pairing dresses with sneakers, and am loving this look! The pattern mixing is so fun!

  • Reply Cielo Fronteras June 27, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Dress + Sneakers looks phenomenal! Love this! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Reply Akaleistar June 27, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    That polka dot dress looks so cute, and it looks great with the sneakers ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom June 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    I love that you wore a pair of sneakers other than the usual white or leopard ones you see. They look great with this simple polka dotted dress!


  • Reply Laura June 27, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Those sneakers are so cute! I just love the print!

  • Reply Rina Doria June 27, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Loving how you kept the sneaker trend still feminine and classy! Loving sneakers with dresses right now too!


  • Reply Kathryn June 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Those are such cute sneakers! I love how effortless and cool shoes like this are, and pairing them with something not traditional, like a dress, is too perfect.

    Kathryn โ€ข The Fashionography

  • Reply Meghan June 27, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Loving the sneakers with this polka dot dress! If my bag is big enough, sometimes I carry a pair of sneakers because sometimes it’s nice to switch out especially if you’re wearing painful sandals or heels.

    Meghan |

  • Reply Hailey June 27, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    These are so much fun!! Love how they look with the dress, so gorgeous!


  • Reply Rachel Nicole June 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Ahh i love how you have styled these trainers. Really love this look! xo

  • Reply Julia Mazzucato June 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    This dress is so pretty on you! I love polka dots, and the subtle print mixing with the sneakers is so cute!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Reply Krisztina Williams June 27, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Another one of my favorite trends!! I keep seeing sneakers with maxi dresses and I love how it looks! And of course love that it’s comfy. Beautiful shots, Amy!:)

    ~Krisztina Williams

  • Reply Shea Sayers June 27, 2016 at 3:33 pm

    I think you are totally rocking this look and are nailing that “cool girl” vibe ๐Ÿ™‚ Other than my beloved converse, which I’ve worn pretty much my whole life, I sometimes feel intimidated by the sneaker looks too, but I’ve really been wanting to try this look out!

  • Reply Laura June 27, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    Ok those are totally cute sneakers!! I’ve been on the hunt for a new pair and I’m loving these!!

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